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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:27 pm 
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The BFG would be at the bottom of my list.

Goodyear Wrangler MTR
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Nitto, although I'm not sure exactly what size you're after.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:41 pm 
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The BFG would be at the bottom of my list.

Goodyear Wrangler MTR
Cooper STT Pro
Nitto, although I'm not sure exactly what size you're after.



I am running 35 12.5 r15
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:48 pm 
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I'm running 35x12.5r15 Goodyear mtr kevlars on my tj and have been nothing but happy with them.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:57 am 
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Ended up with the GoodYear MTR's mounted and balanced.
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Now to assemble the trailer and work on the telescoping rack for the root top tent.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:19 pm 
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Ordered my gas springs for the lid from www.liftsupportdepot.com tonight.
28 inches extended with 150 pounds of thrust. I ordered two, one for each side.
My lid is extremely heavy, I think I over built it and then some.
I am hoping the gas springs not only assist in lifting it open but keep it open until I pull it closed.
We shall see...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:33 pm 
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Made a little headway today.
I bolted up the axle and wheels, then I set the body on top. Body isn't bolted down yet.
I still need to:
- Weld on shock mounts.
- Make base platforms that I can build a telescoping rack for the roof top tent.
- Fab up some tube fenders.
Then take it all down and paint the body to match the jeep, Rhino line the inside and flat top portion of lid (to set kayaks on), take the frame to the powder coater.
After all that I can put it back together, hook up brake lights, hook up electric brakes, exterior lighting, interior lighting, install parking brake, tongue box with 2 deep cycle batteries, solar panels and buy my roof top tent and batwing awning, load levelers, and a few other nick nacks...
Hoping to still be done before December 1st for snow camping... :)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:34 pm 
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Few more pics...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:37 pm 
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So the aluminum hubcentric spacer won't fit all the way onto the hub because the hub has a slight taper that I did not catch when I measured and ordered them.
Does anyone know a place in the South Seattle to Tacoma area that can make the inside circle a little bigger??
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:25 pm 
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Gas Springs made it in today.
I should have time to mount these to the Lid this weekend.
I was able to get them switched from 150 pounds to 200 pounds.
Hopefully thats enough to open the lid easily.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:12 pm 
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Installed the gas springs today. 200 pounds is a little too much, but I think I can deal with it. The top opens easily but pulling it closed takes a little effort.
I'll see how it goes and maybe down grade to 150 pound springs in the future. I also started on making the rear supports for the rack. Once finished, these will be welded to the rear cross member to support the foundation for the telescoping rack.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:31 pm 
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PacificNWestJeeper wrote:
Installed the gas springs today. 200 pounds is a little too much, but I think I can deal with it. The top opens easily but pulling it closed takes a little effort.
I'll see how it goes and maybe down grade to 150 pound springs in the future.
Maybe try them when it's super cold out before you make a change. The struts I've had on hatches and hoods always struggle in the cold...

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:41 pm 
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PacificNWestJeeper wrote:
Installed the gas springs today. 200 pounds is a little too much, but I think I can deal with it. The top opens easily but pulling it closed takes a little effort.
I'll see how it goes and maybe down grade to 150 pound springs in the future.
Maybe try them when it's super cold out before you make a change. The struts I've had on hatches and hoods always struggle in the cold...


Roger that, thank you

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:19 pm 
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Any plans to add a rooftop tent to it? The extra lift might be necessary in that case.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:07 pm 
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Any plans to add a rooftop tent to it? The extra lift might be necessary in that case.


Yes, I am going to go with the Cascadia Denali extended in grey.
https://cascadiatents.com/shop/mt-denal ... it-series/

I'm going to go with the Foxwing awning as well..
https://cascadiatents.com/shop/foxwing-awning/

Have not decided on my solar panel set up yet. Leaning toward this one: https://www.batterystuff.com/solar-char ... medium=CPC

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:59 am 
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PacificNWestJeeper wrote:
So the aluminum hubcentric spacer won't fit all the way onto the hub because the hub has a slight taper that I did not catch when I measured and ordered them.
Does anyone know a place in the South Seattle to Tacoma area that can make the inside circle a little bigger??
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Did you get this taken care of? If not, give me a call at the shop and I can have one of my guys bore it out for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:22 pm 
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PacificNWestJeeper wrote:
So the aluminum hubcentric spacer won't fit all the way onto the hub because the hub has a slight taper that I did not catch when I measured and ordered them.
Does anyone know a place in the South Seattle to Tacoma area that can make the inside circle a little bigger??
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Did you get this taken care of? If not, give me a call at the shop and I can have one of my guys bore it out for you.

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Yeah, thanks Mark, I did.
The corvette shop in Auburn behind the airport was able to bore them out a hair...
Thank you again,

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:24 pm 
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A few more baby steps today.
Cut and welded up the expanded metal to set the tongue box and propane tank(s) on.
Also made a small platform/base to weld the vertical 2in tube for the collapsable rack.
Hope to make some more headway this weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Another small step, rear mounts for the telescoping rack are now in place.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:08 pm 
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After trying to save and improve the original frame I finally gave up.
Time for a do-over.
Starting off with 2x3 3/16 wall tube.
Ditching the Pintle Hitch setup up and going with the Max Coupler.
Played with my dimple-die set on the gussets, worked out okay.
Had some time this week to make a little headway..
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:33 am 
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Made some headway on the new frame yesterday. Won't have time to jump on it again till next weekend.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:17 pm 
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Another Step.
Burned in the shock mounts and made the spring hangers today.
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